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't know what his thinking was, but he has a bad habit of forgets there's a united states senate. the constitution says there are 1100 positions like secretary of state and member of the national labor relations board that require advise and consent of the senate. if you sent someone up here that the senators don't want to confirm, they can't be confirmed. i was that way, president bush the first sent my name up education senator 20 years ago and some democratic senators held me up three months and that's what the senate does. >> greta: a single republican could have held up the appointment. it's not that the senate is-- the senate majority is democrats, so, one single republican could have held up the-- >> no, not really. it's 40 republicans or if 40 senators can block an appointment. it takes 40. >> greta: okay, so he would have gotten-- wouldn't you expect his appointments to the nlrb in light of the fact there are so many democrats in the senate, that is the majority, that they would have gotten confirmed anyway? >> neighbor, but in these appointees said we think we can get r
. >> do you think, steve -- you sound optimist uk about gun control. do you believe the united states senate, which is run by democrats now, 55 controlled, 55 seats are democrat, will they pass a bill which the house will have to swallow? will they do something real that they can take to conference and possibly get signed by the president? because they've got to take the lead. the house ain't going to do it. >> i think if the president takes the lead and he takes the case to the country i think the senate will pass something. pat leahy is a great example of frankly the challenge here because he's from a state where people value their guns. but once hunters understand and then most hunters do understand that this isn't a threat to their ability to hunt, this is a threat to those people who hunt other people with assault weapons and kill dozens at a time very quickly if they want to. and it will get to the house. and the house, you know, is going to have a tough vote. by the way, chris, there's one other thing in this bill. it also bans rocket launchers and grenade launchers. >> i think
with the decision from the united states court of appeals, the d.c. circuit, which says that its appointments, president's appointments are unconstitutional in the pro forma recess. >> well, that's right. it said that the president made recess appointments at a time when the senate wasn't in recess. according to article 2, section 2 of the constitution, you can't do that. >> why did it take so long to be challenged? i think that has happened a number of times before. >> it has. but when the president did that, we talked about it in the senate. we republican senators that we could either blow up the senate and go out in the street and holler. we decided to use the system we have. so we hired an attorney to tyke the case to court and the judges unanimously ruled that the president exceeded his constitutional authority. it's an important one because this is the part of the constitution that says we don't want a tyrannical executive, that's why we have a country. i went to mt. vernon last year and our revolution was about restraining an imperial presidency, then a king. >> would the president not
to the united states supreme court by franklin roosevelt, liberal justice hugo black said, and i'm going to quote him right here for you. he said "there are absolutes in our bill of rights and they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant and meant their prohibitions to be absolutes." end quote. >> justice black said that in a very long lecture about the bill of rights at nyu law school in 1960. but in that lecture where justice black said there are absolutes, he very specifically said the second amendment is not one of them. he pointed out that the supreme court in a unanimous decision that included his vote, had already restricted the second amendment to not include the right to have a machine gun, or a sawed off shot gun, the favorite tools of bank robbers and gangsters at the time. and so crazy wayne was not standing on the liberalism of justice hugo black last night. he would have been upset to see his words manipulated by the lobbyists, who make sure that when mass murderers enter the shopping malls and areas, they will be able to fire as many bullets as possible
attention this week in a bipartisan group of senators is ready to unveil its new plan. the so-called group of eight unveiled today include the pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants now in the united states. the lawmakers also want enhanced border security. the president's plan is introduced tomorrow. >>> undocumented immigrants can now apply for a driver's license in illinois. governor pat quinn signed the new law into effect yesterday. in order to get a license, immigrants could have to take a driving test and carry car insurance. illinois is the fourth and most populous state to issue licenses to the illegal immigrants. there's illinois, new mexico, washington state and in utah, you can get a driver's permit. >> that's interesting. there's definitely some headway on this issue. the plan that will be revealed, it's a broad stroke plan. they're hammering out the details, including the pathway to citizen, how much time it would take. so they're still working through the details. that's where always the devil is. but based on the last election, that's why immigration is such a h
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